The key to making lasting resolutions is to decide on specific and realistic goals. The more specific, the better. For example, you might say, “In 2014, I promise to have more patience with my spouse.” Instead, think specifically how you’ll accomplish this: “In 2014, whenever I feel impatient with my spouse, I’m going to take 5 deep breaths before I react.” This is an actionable resolution that will lead to real change. Another specific goal might be resolving to thank your partner or pay him a compliment at least once a day. Being appreciative for even the smallest things can go a long way in improving your relationship.
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